Tap Water Safety in Antigua and Barbuda

Last UpdateApril 8, 2021 12:53 pm

How do People In Antigua and Barbuda Rate The Tap Water?

Travellers and residents of Antigua and Barbuda have rated the water quality and pollution as follows, according to subjective survey data. A score of 100% is considered very high, and a score of 0% is very low. Please be cautious that "moderate to very high" water pollution is bad and the higher the rate of water quality the better.

Tap water ratings

  • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 25% Low
  • Water Pollution 100% Very High
  • Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 75% High
  • Water Quality % Very Low

Can you drink the tap water in Antigua and Barbuda?

The US Center for Disease Control's travel advisory recommends avoiding tap water and drinking bottled or disinfected water in Antigua and Barbuda (source). Like all countries though, water accessibility, sanitation, and treatment vary widely from location to location, so we encourage looking for specific city information.

What do people in Antigua and Barbuda think about the tap water?

The US Center for Disease Control (CDC) does not recommend drinking tap water on Antigua and Barbuda, but many people do it without incident. Bottled water, though, is cheap and widely available.


Always take extra precautions, the water may be safe to drink when it leaves the sewage treatment plant but it may pick up pollutants during its way to your tap. We advise that you ask locals or hotel staff about the water quality. Also, note that different cities have different water mineral contents.

Check tap water safety of cities in the Antigua and Barbuda